I don't see it as a Ford vs Chevy thing, but it does confirm that newer trucks are much better for towing. The 1980s vintage Ford held up fine, while the Chevy built with much older early 70s technology folded like a pretzel.
1998 Gulfstream Ultra B/H Ford E450 V10
2005 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 w/ Maxidump insert
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid
1998 Saturn SL2 toad
2012 VW Jetta S
Do you folks understand that about the only thing OEM on those two
are their bodies ?
In order to have that kind and size of tires...they had to heavily
modify the suspension and FRAME.
The failed one had the weakest modifications or design
Like saying my Silverado's 5.7L is representative of any Silverado 5.7L
Does a Chevy 5.7L normally have stainless valves? A 280 cam? Ported,
flow matched and polished heads? Edelbrock Performer intake and carb?
Shotpeened block, head and rotating component? Magna fluxed iron parts?
Like saying this is a Vette
-Ben Picture of my rig
1996 GMC SLT Suburban 3/4 ton K3500/7.4L/4:1/+150Kmiles orig owner...
1980 Chevy Silverado C10/long bed/"BUILT" 5.7L/3:73/1 ton helper springs/+329Kmiles, bought it from dad...
1998 Mazda B2500 (1/2 ton) pickup, 2nd owner...
Praise Dyno Brake equiped and all have "nose bleed" braking!
Previous trucks/offroaders: 40's Jeep restored in mid 60's / 69 DuneBuggy (approx +1K lb: VW pan/200hpCorvair: eng, cam, dual carb'w velocity stacks'n 18" runners, 4spd transaxle) made myself from ground up / 1970 Toyota FJ40 / 1973 K5 Blazer (2dr Tahoe, 1 ton axles front/rear, +255K miles when sold it)...
Sold the boat (looking for another): Trophy with twin 150's...
51 cylinders in household, what's yours?...
OEM - I thought was Other Equipment Manufacturer and not Original Equipment Manager - at least that's what it is in the computer software business. OEM means to part it out. So with that said, the only thing ORIGINAL (not shouting, just putting emphasis on this) is their bodies. Right?
2011 Bighorn 3055RL
2011 F350 SD CC DRW 6.7L Diesel Lariat, Hensley BD3 with Ford Under-Bed Adaptor
Dave & Renee plus (Champ, Molly, and Paris in spirit), Missy, Maggie, and now Mica!
Ben what does shotpeening have to do with high performance? Every block thaf is cast be it cast iron or aluminum is run through a shootpeene just curious.
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab SLT Cummins HO
2005 Keystone Cougar 304 BHS
Chrysler the only one to pay back 100% of their loans from the Government. *The Old Car Company" still owes 1.6 billion. Is that better Chuckles
Kinda ignorant if you ask me. On a warranty item I would take the truck service manager for a ride and then tell him I want it fixed.
It worked for me on a different issue.
BTW, in IL I think there is a three strike lemmon law.
So what is the point or beef?
This is an easy fix... No big deal!
Just replace the crappy shocks and steering stabilizer, problem fixed.
Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge, etc... it is always the same old beating a dead horse argument. I've had them all and honestly there is nothing wrong with any of them, it comes down to personal preference. Anybody who believes their chosen brand is exempt from mechanical failure is a lying fool. There are tons of Dodge fanboys here though who really make me roll my eyes. Drive what floats your boat and the rest be damned.
IMHO the reason I chose Ford for my last 3 purchases rather than other brands was because it did not require any of my tax dollars to build.